There might be a swine flu outbreak soon, but the economic crisis is bringing about another new epidemic – scammers. Always check, and double check before you send any money, even to friends, relatives, children. Call them on their personal handphones, see them face-to-face, etc. Make sure you are talking to the right person.
By pretending to be the boss, someone has been stealing hundreds of
dollars from area Clay County restaurants and getting employees to
help, according to Clay County authorities.
A person, posing over the phone as a manager or supervisor,
convinced employees at several restaurants in the county to send cash,
the Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported. Only later did employees
realize they had been duped.